1926 – 2015

LIVERMORE FALLS — Wilder H. Bailey, 88, a resident of Livermore Falls, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 9, at his home, surrounded by his family, following a brief illness.

He was born Oct. 22, 1926, in Dover-Foxcroft, the son of Frank Alonzo Bailey and Celeste Marie (Hayford) Bailey. He attended school at Dover-Foxcroft High School, leaving to join the U.S. Navy, and later received his diploma through Winthrop High School.

Wilder proudly served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He worked his entire working career at Globe Albany/Tex Tech in North Monmouth, reluctantly retiring at age 73. On Dec. 31, 1984, in Dover-Foxcroft, he married Ruth Ann Gray, enjoying 30 years of marriage.

He was a member of the Winthrop American Legion Post 40. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, but especially loved time spent with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann Bailey of Livermore Falls; children, Nancy Bailey of Florida, Peg McAllister and her husband, Mike, of New Jersey, Beth Parker and her husband, Marvin, and Becky Allaire and her husband, Scott, all of Maine, Bud Furbush and his wife, Amy, of Massachusetts, and Bill Furbush and his wife, Dana, of New Hampshire; 14 grandchildren, Ryan, Allison, Gavin, Jessica, Sara, Cassi-Mae, Josh, Alex, Danielle, Savannah, Zachary, Moran, Willa and Wilder; seven great-grandchildren, Morgan, Madelyn, Kiley, Maverick, Millie, Bailey and Chloe; and and his best friend and cousin, Joe Lunt of Dover-Foxcroft.

He was predeceased by his parents; and his great-granddaughter, Eppona.

Messages of condolence may be sent to www.finleyfuneralhome.com.

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